Martin And Dalembert Lead Rockets To A Key VictoryThe Houston Rockets came up with a massive win to start off their longest home stand of the season. With games against Minnesota, Utah, Memphis, Philadelphia and Toronto remaining, the Rockets got their toughest game of the stretch out of the way early and finished with a "W."
Rockets' Sloppy Game Against Golden State Warriors Ends Win StreakThe Houston Rockets have played magnificently on their current road trip. When it seemed like they were perfectly set to hit a very tough stretch. They started the longest road trip of the season with a loss to the suddenly feisty Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rockets Are Confusing And WinningThe Houston Rockets are a confusing team. At times they seem like they might be the deepest team in the NBA and at other times they can't find anyone to count on. In the first half of many games they look dominant, but then in the third quarter of the same game they look completely lost.
Houston Rockets Come Up Clutch In The CrunchThe Houston Rockets came out blazing hot (pun intended) in Portland. They dropped a season-high 60 points in the first half and looked as though they were going to come up with a rare road victory against a winning team.
Rockets Have Plenty Of Troubles, Including Their ScheduleThe Houston Rockets have plenty of issues on their own. They do not have a superstar (even though on a better team Lowry might be on his way there), they are continually undersized with Dalembert still averaging less than 20 minutes per game and their scoring can come and go on any given night. Most Rockets fans know this already, but the Rockets are facing another challenge. They have played three home games so far (fewest in the West) and seven road games (most in the West) this season.